Wooden Wonders

Logsimage via decor8

Nothing beats the warmth of wood, and as a natural building material it can offer incredible variety and versatility.  Furniture made of wood is of course as commonplace as it gets, but wood can also be used to make textiles, jewellery and just about anything else you can think of.

With many consumers trying to be as green as possible wood can often be a contentious issue, but there are many ways to use our trees responsibly; sourcing reclaimed or ethically harvested wood, or by choosing renewable resources like bamboo.  While not all of the products and objects featured below are green choices they all showcase the extraordinary beauty of wood.

Nordic Tales Wood LightWood Light from Nordic Tales

These wooden light fixtures are spartan in their simplicity, but the pop of colour on the cord gives them a little modern edge. They come in a variety of finishes and would look great alone or grouped together. I imagine they would look fabulous with or without a shade.

Wooden Alphabet NecklaceWooden Alphabet Necklace by Little Red Lantern

This alphabet necklace by etsy seller Little Red Lantern is a perfect gift idea for the typography enthusiast or a lover of literature. It is made out of laser-cut MDF and timber veneer sourced from tree species not on the world list of threatened trees.

Wooden Textiles by Elisa StrozykWooden Textiles by Elisa Strozyk via Freshome

How luxurious is this wooden textile created by Elisa Strocyk? The triangular wooden tiles mimic the drape and flexibility of fabric. I imagine these blankets must be as interesting tactilely as they are visually.

Wooden SunglassesWooden Sunglasses by Illesteva from Mr. Porter

A pair of wooden sunglasses are definitely a statement accessory. I’m pretty sure only the most stylish of fellas could pull of these handsome shades. The variation of the wood grain and patina makes these almost look like tortoise shell rims, don’t you think?

Loyal Loot Log BowlsLog Bowls by Loyal Loot

Colourful high-gloss paint brightens up bowls carved out of log segments designed by Doha Chehib, from Alberta’s Loyal Loot Collective. You can also enjoy these bowls guilt free because they are made from locally reclaimed trees.  Each one is unique, and they range in sizes from 2-10 inches in diameter.

Driftwood Wall GardenLog Bowls by Loyal Loot

Colourful high-gloss paint brightens up bowls carved out of log segments designed by Doha Chehib, from Alberta’s Loyal Loot Collective. You can also enjoy these bowls guilt free because they are made from locally reclaimed trees.  Each one is unique, and they range in sizes from 2-10 inches in diameter.

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